The Adirondacks

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In 1892, the Adirondack Park, located in the northeast corner of New York, was declared "forever wild," and from then on, public land could not be further developed. Early on, tourists were drawn to the clear blue lakes, winding rivers and streams, and awe-inspiring mountain peaks of the region. The stunning scenery of the Adirondacks suited the postcard perfectly, making the medium the primary method park visitors used to correspond with family and friends, whether on a trip for healing from tuberculosis and other breathing disorders or vacationing from New York City and the surrounding area. Today the park remains an unspoiled wilderness that continues to draw visitors eager to enjoy its natural beauty.
ISBN: 9780738563473
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Scherelene L. Schatz began visiting family and friends in the Adirondacks more than 50 years ago. Her personal collection of vintage postcards offers a glimpse of the Adirondacks in the early 20th century, as the region evolved from a haven for hunters, loggers, and miners to a tourist destination for the rich and famous.